There’s one thing that Brum hasn’t really fully embraced it’s the 1920s Speakeasy concept. Sure, there’s The Site Office, but call me nostalgic I want 1920s glamour and an excuse to dress like a Flapper (no really, I have the perfect dress). So when a friend told me the Rose Villa Tavern in the Jewellery Quarter is having its own Glitz, Glamour & Gangsters night, I had to share the news.
This Friday (21 November) from 10pm, the RVT is having a night of “vintage glamour as we re-live the 1920s with music, passwords candlelight & moonshine.” And they’re going all out with live music from a jazz pianist & singer, swing band C@ in the H@ and vintage sounds from Zest FX, plus vintage cupcakes and a prohibition-era inspired cocktail menu.
I got a little preview of the drink and one which will hopefully make the shortlist is the South Side. The original recipe predates the era but it was Al Capone’s favourite drink and renamed after the area of Chicago he ran amok in, so it would be rude not to include it. It contains gin, lime, sugar and mint, either served long with soda (think a gin-Mojito) or straight up (aka the Al Capone way).
If any of this has whet your appetite then check out the Rose Villa Tavern’s Facebook event for more details or call 0121 236 7910 to get your password. They’re requesting you dress to impress, so think flappers, dappers, gansters and crooks…it’s time to dress to kill!